Rochester was born from the Genesee waters, which powered the growth of our community, beginning more than 200 years ago. How can we highlight and bring focus to our river, which is our most important, and most historic, natural asset?
This audio guided walking tour, narrated by Howard Decker, describes how the Genesee riverfront in the downtown Rochester is being revitalized. As you tour along, you’ll hear and see ideas for developing the very spot you’re standing on, and explore completed projects that were once just a vision.
The tour begins at Corn Hill Landing Park and heads north along the river. You’ll cross several bridges, following the flow of the mighty Genesee. In a few places, there’s no public access to the riverway. We’ll help you imagine what the riverfront could become if these barriers are removed.
Many of these ideas, and some of the renderings you’ll see, were developed by the “ROC the Riverway” project, sponsored by the City of Rochester.
To learn more, tap: https://www.cityofrochester.gov/roctheriverway/
Enjoy your tour!